SERVICES

We offer a range of services to help you achieve the results you’re after. Not sure what you need, or what it costs? We can explain what services are right for you and tell you more about our fees – Contact us today to find out more.

RESOURCES

We’ve prepared information to answer the most common planning questions and those questions you didn’t know you needed to ask. 

FEES

We’ve provided a summary of what is typically involved for each project from our side of things and give an indication of fees to assist you understand some of the costs involved. Otherwise, please feel free to contact us for an obligation free quote. 

ABOUT US

Get to know us as a company and an introduction to Catherine Andrews, the principal town planner and founder of Olearia Town Planning.

RECENT PROJECTS

A brief overview of some of the recent projects we have completed for our clients. 

CONTACT US

If you want to know more about planning in QLD in general, or to find out how we can help take the stress out of your project, contact us and we will get back to you. 

RECENT POSTS 

Zoning in Town Planning

Zoning in Town Planning

Throughout the world, government officials, town planning consultants, business owners, investors and residents all have a motivated interest in ensuring a city or community remains a place where people want to live, work, visit and spend money. Zoning regulations,...

Existing use rights – What are they and why they’re important

Planning schemes change over the course of their life and over time a planning scheme can look completely different to the way it started. This is why you might see land that was once identified in a planning scheme as for rural development now instead is zoned for...

Town Planner: Service Types and Charges

Town Planner: Service Types and Charges

For any development to seamlessly navigate council laws, a Town Planner’s expertise is crucial. Town Planners understand the ins and outs of council regulations, processes and costs. This invaluable knowledge will inevitably save you on time and money throughout the...

Demolishing a Pre-1947 House – Substantially Altered

Demolishing a Pre-1947 House – Substantially Altered

Can I demolish my pre-1947 house in Brisbane? We recently obtained approval for the removal or demolition of a building that was constructed prior to 1947.  This then prompted us to answer some of those common questions we receive including whether or not their house...

What happens if Council refuses your application?

What happens if Council refuses your application?

What if Council refuses your development application? While we hear a lot about planning approvals, if you do find yourself in a situation where the Council has refused a development application you, as the applicant, are provided with the opportunity to appeal...

What Is A Town Planning Consultant And Why Do You Need One?

What Is A Town Planning Consultant And Why Do You Need One?

As cities and towns continue to grow in terms of size and population, there is increasing demand for professionals that are able to manage these changes. Professionals such as engineers, architects, building surveyors, economists, developers, politicians, scientists,...

Flooding & Moreton Bay Regional Council

Flooding & Moreton Bay Regional Council

When looking to build or extend your home in Moreton Bay, if you are in the flood overlay you may be required to construct the building out of water resilient materials. In that instance you may find yourself asking - what exactly is a water resilient material? What...

INFRASTRUCTURE CHARGES

INFRASTRUCTURE CHARGES

There are many common questions surrounding infrastructure charges. This article will briefly summarise what are infrastructure charges, when do infrastructure charges apply, and when do infrastructure charges need to be paid.

Let’s Talk About Setbacks

Let’s Talk About Setbacks

This is our explanation of the setbacks in BCC. We hope this will clarify some of the muddy waters surrounding setbacks and in particular the small lot code.
Ultimately, there are implications surrounding the lack of direction that the small lot code provides as it relates to setbacks. By relying only on the definition of a setback in the planning scheme there may be unexpected outcomes.

The Planning Process

The Planning Process

The town planning or development assessment process can be confusing. This post aims to explain some of the key steps in the town planning process and who is typically involved.